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Source: Common Domain

Bitcoin extends plunge, drops another 10%

Tuesday 17:16 GMT

Read: Opinion: Bitcoin still fooling buyers into believing those 200%-plus gains are coming back. Altcoins, the name given to the group of more than 2,000 coins other than bitcoin, are showing heavy losses again Tuesday.

The price of a single bitcoin, BTCUSD, -8.26% the world’s largest cryptocurrency, was last at $4,403.50, down 8.2% since 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken crypto exchange. Earlier in the session, bitcoin traded to $4,222.20, down more than 10% on the day, and 23% since the start of the trading week.

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Source: Global News

Chris Jericho on his rock band, Fozzy, its rapid momentum and his upcoming Canadian tour

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

Support on the 2019 tour comes from @theravenage on all dates, plus LA gets the Gift of Jericho with @FOZZYROCK ??. Judas was your seventh album and it brought a lot of momentum for Fozzy.

Following the conclusion of their tour through Oceania, Jericho sat down with Global News to talk all things Fozzy, why they’re thriving and what’s in store for the future. He also teased the next “Rock n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea,” possibly the most unique cruise of all time, hosted by the man himself.

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Source: Fox News

Community Board Rejects Co-Naming Street After Fallen NYPD War Hero

Tuesday 17:16 GMT

The parents of a fallen NYPD officer who was killed while serving in Iraq are petitioning a Manhattan community board's rejection to co-name a street after their son.

"We thought it was a done deal and the community said no.". ‘I Think He Just Nuked His Chances’: The Five Reacts to Swalwell’s Gun Control Tweets. McNaughton's father said that the board denied the co-naming because of the potential to confuse taxi drivers by having too many street signs on a pole.

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Source: The Guradian

Groove Armada: how we made At the River

Tuesday 08:06 GMT

After we left university we DJ-ed together for a little club night in London, called Captain Sensual at the Helm of the Groove Armada.

My dad was a trombone player too, and the blues lick in At the River came from a spiritual we played together, also called At the River, so the title is a nod to those sessions with my dad. The trombone melody just came to me when I was blowing over the chord sequence with the equipment set up on the dining table, before we started recording.

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Source: DW

Fancy an underground discovery tour?

Tuesday 17:16 GMT

The ruins of the Flak tower in Berlin's Humboldthain, which was blown up after the Second World War and filled with over 1.5 million cubic metres of rubble, have also been made accessible again by the Berliner Unterwelten association.

The fortress Königstein towers over the Elbe valley and hides its underground vaults, which were dug deep into the sandstone rocks: like the about 152 meters deep well shaft, which supplied the castle with water.

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Source: Fox News

Woman has massive stomach tumor removed after 13 years

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

A tumor the size of a newborn baby has been removed from a hospital patient's stomach after it grew there unbeknownst to her for 13 years.

Jaundrill had an operation to successfully remove the tumor, which tipped the scales at a whopping 4.1kg, from inside her abdomen. She has decided to tell her shocking story hoping that it will serve as a warning to others about having lumps checked.

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Source: Fox News

Bill Nye says Mars colonies won't happen: 'Are you guys high'

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk can forget about their dreams of colonizing and transforming Mars for human settlement, at least according to Bill Nye.

"Nobody's gonna go settle on Mars to raise a family and have generations of Martians," Nye, who appears on National Geographic Channel's series "MARS," explained. "We can't even take care of this planet where we live, and we're perfectly suited for it, let alone another planet."

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Source: CBS News

See Ruby Rose as Batwoman in first teaser for DC crossover

Tuesday 18:12 GMT

Fans can see Ruby Rose in action in her debut as Kate Kane/Batwoman in the three-show crossover between "Arrow," "The Flash" and "Supergirl." In the teaser, Oliver says, "Batman is an urban legend," but later, Green Arrow, Oliver's alter ego, and Cisco see Batwoman (Rose) as she swoops down to make her entrance.

The three-night DC crossover event kicks off with "The Flash" on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by "Arrow" on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and "Supergirl" on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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Source: The Guradian

Eccentric women: why they are more important than ever in our oppressive era

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

There are more eccentric women nowadays, although they were not as well documented over the period from about 1580 to 1800 in the UK.”

There is more than an echo of Sitwell’s defiance of gender and genre norms in many of today’s eccentric women – particularly when it comes to Tilda Swinton, who happens to be Sitwell’s cousin. (Swinton paid her respects to her forebear in a photoshoot for W magazine this month when she dressed up as Sitwell.)

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Source: The Guradian

Crisis in our national parks: how tourists are loving nature to death

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

Like the recent death of a couple taking photographs in Yosemite, the incidents have raised troubling questions about what happens when nature goes viral.

In 1904, the first year for which visitation figures are available, 120,690 people visited the national parks, which by then included Mt Rainier, Sequoia and Yosemite. By the mid-century that number swelled to tens of millions, as more parks were added to the system and destination road trips became synonymous with American vacations.

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Source: Reuters

KKR expands Asia infrastructure business with new hires

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

Global private equity group KKR & Co (KKR.N) is expanding its presence in Asia’s infrastructure sector with new hires and is looking at launching a new fund as project spending in the region picks up.

The firm has poached David Luboff, CEO of Macquarie Group’s Asia Infrastructure Fund, as its new head of Asia Pacific Infrastructure, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Luboff, based in Singapore, will lead the Asian operations of the firm’s infrastructure business from early next year, the people said.

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Source: BBC

Handwritten gems from Pedro Corrêa do Lago’s collection

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

It includes tens of thousands of handwritten documents from 5000 of the most important figures in the fields of art, literature, history, science, music and entertainment since 1153. Pedro Corrêa do Lago has one of the largest private collections of autographed letters and manuscripts in the world.

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Source: Fox News

Rutgers prof who said ‘f---' white people cleared of wrongdoing: report

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

FIRE’s director of litigation Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon said, “Rutgers did the right thing and reversed the charge of racial discrimination,” adding that “any other result would have undermined the free speech and academic freedom rights of all Rutgers faculty members.”

Rutgers University on Wednesday reversed its previous finding that a professor violated the school’s discrimination and harassment policy after he said he "hates white people" in a social media post.

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Source: The Guradian

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT

Explicit memory, which is part of long-term memory, is the product of conscious thought, while implicit memory enables unthinking rote actions.

Explicit memory is itself subdivided between episodic memory – the autobiographical record of our experience – and semantic memory, which concerns general knowledge or “textbook learning”. Molaison’s short-term (sometimes called working) memory remained intact, as did his procedural (or implicit) memory.

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Source: Common Domain

Penguin filmed caring for snowball

Monday 13:36 GMT

In what might be a filming-first, emperor penguins were captured caring for a snowball "egg". While filming the latest BBC Natural History documentary, Dynasties, the crew were surprised to come across an emperor penguin who seemed to be prematurely incubating an egg, but the truth was something far more unusual.

Temperatures were so cold though that the ball did not seem to be melting, even against the mother's warmth, so by the time we moved on (perhaps an hour later), we left the pair to continue their parental practicing!”. Adopting a snowball might seem a curious thing to do, unless you know a little about penguin chemistry.

Source: CBS News

Trump says he finished the written answers for Mueller investigation

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: Fox News

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: I 'Wish' Trump Didn't Say Crown Prince May Not Have Known About Khashoggi Murder

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: Global News

‘Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!’: Trump on Saudi prince’s role in Khashoggi murder

Today 02:25 GMT
Source: DW

Donald Trump backs Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi murder row

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: CBS News

Stock rout deepens as Dow plunges 450 points

Today 02:25 GMT
Source: Fox News

Homan: 'Liberal 9th Circuit Judge' Trying to Stop Trump From Protecting Border

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: Global News

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Today 03:18 GMT
Source: Fox News

Drug companies snub Trump by hiking prices

Today 04:14 GMT
Source: ABC News

Kansas governor demands county commissioner resign over 'master race' remark

Tuesday 01:29 GMT
Source: BBC

Ivanka used personal email for WH business

Today 04:14 GMT
Source: Fox News

'Master race' comment by Kansas county commissioner draws calls for his resignation

Monday 08:04 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT

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